I previously posted about my concerns surrounding our League of Legends team in place to take on Israel and Denmark in a tri nations tournament.
So we know you love gaming and gaming news else you wouldn’t be reading this but I bet you also enjoy some solid music and sometimes would prefer to hear the news read to you and discussed rather than viewing everything.
It seems the initially reported date for the local release of the PlayStation 4 could have been an error; according to local videogames purveyor BT Games (via MyGaming), the latest console from Sony will actually be coming a little bit later than we had hoped.
We may be lazy here at Lazygamer and we may be disorganised but we are definitely not liars… so that match I spoke about a while ago has definitely not been forgotten.
So I posted on Friday that I didn’t want to cover much of the MSSA anymore but then I got hassled for most of Friday and Saturday about the coverage so I decided to do some more investigation and what I found was quite disappointing.
Over the weekend our very own local StarCraft 2 magician, Nathan Anderson ‘StatiC’, was in Bucharest to represent our country in the world-renowned DreamHack tournament.
So yesterday we continued our series investigating the local MSSA with a post about their insane contract requirements for official players. At the time Colin requested to contact Darryn to discuss the issue and was told he needed to contact me as I was running with this.
So we posted two interesting articles yesterday (here and here) regarding the recent South African vs. Mexico DOTA 2 match. Before we posted the first article in the morning we contacted the MSSA for an official comment and were promised a press release regarding the issue.
As you’re all likely aware, there’s once again a world of drama following another MSSA sanctioned international DOTA match. Shortly after posting our rather boastful post about South Africa’s Dota 2 team thoroughly thrashing the national Mexican side. And then it happened. We received a flurry of emails, messages and comments from Mexico’s tight-knit Dota community saying that not only did they not hold the players involved in high regard, but that many of them weren’t Mexican in the first place.
While we in South Africa are still a bit bitter about the lack of a local release date for the Xbox One, spare a thought for the poor Japanese – who won’t see the PlayStation 4 until 2014.
UPDATE: It looks like you'll be spending your 13th cheque on some Sony merch after all. ITNews Africa says that the console will be out December 6 locally.
The next generation console war was all but won; the Xbox One was ridded with DRM and was launching later than the PS4 in South Africa. Microsoft did several 180’s regarding their console – but people would still end up getting the PlayStation 4, because they’d be able to get it earlier. Only now, the choice of which consoles to get has become even harder – because we won’t be getting Sony’s new black box when the rest of the world does.
Sorry, I know you were all really good at paying and I really appreciate that but I’ve had some issues on the back end and the delivery is taking longer than expected.
I promise I’ve not run off with the money and you will definitely get your shirt shortly. If all goes to plan they should be landing on your lovely shoulders during the course of next week.
The next time we do this I promise it will be better, I’m learning.
I’m a huge cricket fan; not the test match purist cricket mind you… that bores me to tears But the one-day matches between South Africa and England or Australia really get the blood going and some of the best Saturday afternoons spent with mates has been around the TV over a one-day cricket game.
You'll remember way back in early May we broke the news that EA was closing down it’s local offices and palming off the local distribution to an independent distributor.